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Wat Tyler Country Park

Wat Tyler Country Park Pitsea Hall Lane, Basildon SS16 4UH, England
+44 1268 550088
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Has improved since our last visit

We came here at the weekend & was quite taken aback. The place has improved since our last visit a... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2018
Jan R
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South East England, United Kingdom
Great place for a day out with the family's!

This place has such a lot of space and an excellent play area! The facilities include a great cafe... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2018
Paula417
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Basildon, United Kingdom
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125 acres in size and declared an SSSI due to the wildlife present with Hawthorn scrub, meadow and saltmarsh habitats. Attractions include a miniature railway, sculpture trail, visitor centre, refreshment facilities, birdwatching hides and an adventure playground for the children.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good38%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“train ride” (14 reviews)
“rspb centre” (12 reviews)
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Wat Tyler Country Park Pitsea Hall Lane, Basildon SS16 4UH, England
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+44 1268 550088
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"miniature railway"
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"train ride"
in 14 reviews
"rspb centre"
in 12 reviews
"all ages"
in 26 reviews
"children's play area"
in 9 reviews
"dog walking"
in 8 reviews
"nice walk"
in 11 reviews
"gift shop"
in 8 reviews
"boat museum"
in 7 reviews
"small train"
in 6 reviews
"fresh air"
in 7 reviews
"the barn"
in 5 reviews
"lots of space"
in 7 reviews
"open space"
in 6 reviews
"nice cafe"
in 7 reviews
"run around"
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"cafe on site"
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

We came here at the weekend & was quite taken aback. The place has improved since our last visit a year or so ago. My only qualm is...there really needs to be a warden & a 'on the spot fine' for dog owners not clearing...More

1  Thank Jan R
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

This place has such a lot of space and an excellent play area! The facilities include a great cafe and snack bar and proper toilets. In spring and summer they have a little train that takes you up to the estuary Only thing I don't...More

Thank Paula417
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Reviewed June 23, 2018 via mobile

I have been told the car park charges are being ontroduced just in time for the school summer holidays and that the charge will be £3. A lady working in the cafe said the businesses got the charges put up from £1 because they wont...More

1  Thank Chris M
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Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

Love this place. Been coming for 20 years. Very beautiful. Very educational. Highly recommend to any solo, family or couple. It welcomes everyone of all generations.

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Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Love this Country Park. Can leave the kids at the play area or join you whilst walking the family dog. Great way to meet other like minded people. Great views, great walkways, and learn a bit of history on the way. Then finish off with...More

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Reviewed June 18, 2018

There is a lovely cafe there as well as some walks starting here.The information bureau is great as is the barn with special exhibits

Thank Wendy O
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Reviewed May 4, 2018 via mobile

Big park with playground, woods, cafe and educational centre. Always a few Pokémon hunters as there are lots of stops and gyms!

Thank Ross L
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Reviewed May 1, 2018

There is so much here to enjoy including nature trails, play areas for children and places to sit and enjoy the outside. The cafe and welcome centre are clean and welcoming, picnic tables are available i the open air or under cover.

1  Thank Barbara B
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Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

I’ve been here a couple of times now (initially recommended by a friend) and I love the place. The park is very big, with a nice visitor centre and gift shop centrally located, and also a food stall offering some pretty decent food. There’s a...More

Thank Brad P
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Reviewed April 27, 2018

Nice place to come for a walk and enjoy some country air and get some good ezcersize it's not to big and not to small just perfect

2  Thank Jelly B
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mistlebear
March 6, 2018|
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Response from Lesley H | Reviewed this property |
Yes, as far as I know it will be £1 but not sure when it’s being introduced
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Ron S
January 17, 2017|
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Response from RichG1969 | Reviewed this property |
I have heard rumours that the idea has been mooted at the Council for part of Wat Tyler to be turned over for housing. How true or not this is remains to be seen. I think it wise to keep an eye open for public notices just... More
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lallymau
July 31, 2016|
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Response from Ron S | Reviewed this property |
i beleive the park caters for all ages
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